And this is bad.
I hope (which is a very dangerous emotion to feel in regards to comics) the author is stopping short of literally saying these things are evil, and is just saying they’re used by evil people by tricking women and minorities into thinking they need those things and using their support to take power.
So it’s not that nonwhite nonstraight nonmen HAVE to get paid lower wages and accept a certain amount of rape and murder in their daily life…it’s just that you need to ask yourself first, “Would this inconvenience a straight white guy in any way? Any at all?” and if so, stop asking for fair wages and not getting killed until that’s been sorted out.
(Incidentally, not sure if trans people are so terrible even the evil robots hate them too or if they don’t exist. You’d think that’d be relevant in a world where robots appear to have genders, but it is not.)
If you’re new to comics, you may be feeling a foolish sense of optimism at this. Maybe the author gets that the “hero” is a racist mass murderer and the woman saying that life under robots is objectively better is mean to have a point! Maybe this isn’t a giant screed against actual tolerance wrapped up in a bunch of bullshit about how no they’re the ones being intolerant.
Haha. You poor fool.
CHECKMATE, PC BITCHES, ETHNIC VICTIM WOMAN (as written by a white guy) PROVES YOU DON’T SPEAK FOR HER!
You know, just like Vivian James.
(That last one is actually the censored version, because I’m nice like that.)
So yeah, we get another series of panels showing everyone’s shock and awe at this new event to hammer in how incredible it is and how this is all showing the truth.
And we end this with Our Hero backhanding the evil feminist in his rush to save a proper woman who just fridged herself for him.
So this is a good point to ask, perhaps repeatedly:
What the fuck is this?
My kindest guess at this point is it’s something in the general family tree of hipster irony, where the writer thinks he’s being edgy as fuck by exploring the wholly uncharted land of “what if being PC was the real evil”. If this was from a place marginally less vile than comics, I would even rank that as the most likely option.
My guess as to the most likely option, given it’s comics and they think having one black hero is oppressing white people, is that he really thinks these things are bad because they inconvenience white guys. Good nonwhiteguy people know their place is as supporting characters to Mr. Aryan, bad nonwhiteguy characters refuse to accept the world revolves around him.
If you’d like to get a glimpse into the though process, he’s given interviews. Here’s one where he shows he definitely knows the word “appropriation” but I can’t make out much more.
Join me next week for Good Woman Vs Bad Woman and what I believe is our only other two-women-talking line in the series so far (it’s about a man). Also, more Frederick Douglass whiteface.